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Deepwell Estates: A Neighborhood with a Deep History

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Deepwell Estates: A Neighborhood with a Deep History

by Lee Wylie, Staff Writer
Realty Coach Enterprises, LLC

A Cahuilla Indian legend, apricot trees, well water, solar water heaters, farmers, a Dude Ranch, celebrities, developers and real estate investors all play a part in Deepwell's history. Maybe you too, will become part of the Deepwell story.

From the moment you arrive in the neighborhood of Deepwell Estates, you can feel the immense pride of homeownership and a deep sense of community that is decades old. The landscaping designs do differ from home to home yet each is as meticulously maintained as the next. A Palm Springs neighborhood that truly deserves its million-dollar-listings hashtag.deepwell view

This neighborhood makes you feel safe and it is peaceful. There are majestic views of the mountains and vistas that take your breath away. Quiet roads for dog walking, jogging or taking a romantic stroll. Deepwell is an active community packed with social events but also offers privacy. There is even horseback riding nearby at the Deepwell Ranch. Many fine restaurants and shops are nearby. The famous Saguaro Hotel is so close you can walk there. You will see your neighbors enjoying the nearby casinos, spas, golf courses, tennis courts and nightclubs. Palm Springs is one of the sexiest city in the world, after all.

Back to our story. Let's start with the legendary celebrities that have lived in this neighborhood. I will only talk in the past here as not to disturb any celebs currently living in Deepwell. Have you ever heard of Liz Taylor or Richard Burton? How about Jerry Lewis, Eva Gabor, William Holden? They chose this sexy little section of the valley to call home for the delicious water and the natural elements that provide a some protection from the desert winds.

Inviting Fireplace 1045 S Calle Marcus Palm Springs Home for SaleSo many people wanted to live in the area that in 1952, the Deepwell Colony Estates was officially founded as a subdivision and development commenced to include approximately 369 homes including 19 Biltmore residences.Trending for the 50s era rich and famous was beauty meets functionality. The truly artistic architects of the time were inspired to create sprawling ranch homes with large swimming pools that blend in nicely with the natural area. The homes in Deepwell Estates are quintessential Mid-Century Modern. Although the Mid-Century Modern style was created nearly 70 years ago, it is still loved for it's beauty and elegant simplicity. 

Celebrities starting coming here not long after the Deepwell Ranch was constructed in 1928. The ranch was able to accommodate up to 22 guests and provide a real "dude ranch experience" including apparel . Over the years, movie stars would come out for fun and photographs, but the desert charm kept them coming back again. They wanted to stay longer, build movie-star style homes, get tanned and play year-round golf.

How did the ranch start? Just two years before the ranch began construction, a scientist named Henry Pearson was convinced there was water in the area so he dug a deep water well. Even though he hit water at 100 feet, he kept digging the well until it reached 630 feet deep. Hence, the name Deepwell. He was also among the first to use solar energy to heat water. He installed a glass covered pipe roof to heat water for his home. His well and warm water was very appealing to land developers and real estate investors, one of which bought the land and created the Deepwell Ranch. deepwell ranch

cahuilla indiansSo what about Indians and apricots? Before Mr. Pearson dug his deep well, the legend in that Cahuilla Indian man and his wife lived on this land and worked a small apricot orchard. The shape of the mountains provided enough protection from the desert winds and there are natural springs nearby. A real oasis one might say.

Now picture yourself sipping a cocktail on the patio by the pool in the warm evening watching the colors of the sunset play off the mountain sides. Soon the stars will be out.
It's nice and friendly here, and everyone seems to have their own little piece of heaven. 1045 S Calle Marcus Palm SpringsAll that is missing is you.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends at the McCallum Theatre

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Bill Murray in concert at the McCullum TheatreThe famous actor is coming to the Coachella Valley this Saturday to sing. You heard right, Bill Murray is also a singer. And he's a dancer too. The talented Mr. Murphy is on a tour with the cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez. Come see him sing and do the tango! 

After releasing their album entitled "New Worlds" last week, the group is moving to live performances. New Worlds is project that showcases the core of American values in literature and music. In addition to a tribute to classical music Murray will also perform readings from Hemingway, Capotye and Mark Twain. Musical works include pieces by Bach, Piazolla, Ravel and Berstein. It is sure to be an evening where music and literure come together in the desert! 

Saturday October 7, 2017

8:00 pm

McCullum Theatre

73-000 Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert 

760-340-ARTS

Coachella Local Venues

Local Venues in the Coachella Valley

 

The Living Desert - La Quinta, CA

The Living Desert is a non-profit zoo featuring many spectacular animals from the African savannah. They are engaged in the preservation, conservation and interpretation of the desert and its wild life. Established in 1970, the Living Desert has been providing many years of wonderful experiences for families across the Coachella Valley.

To find out more, please visit The Living Desert website.

 

Cabot's Pueblo Museum - Desert Hot Springs, CA

Explore the history of Desert Hot Springs in this amazing pueblo hand-crafted from reclaimed and found materials. Visitors journey through the life of Cabot Yerxa and his family and their journey through many states, topping it off with the discovery of Desert Hot Springs and its world famous waters. Find out about the local Native Americans and their craft of jewelry, tools and more.

To find out more, please visit the Cabot's Pueblo Museum website.

 

Palm Springs Art Museum - Palm Springs, CA

Providing extraordinary creative encounters based on its collections of modern and contemporary art, the Palm Springs Art Museum is a place you'd have to see to believe. Many forms of art are gathered here to provide an inspiring and unique experience like no other. With paintings, sculptures and other pieces come from important artists, both local and nationwide.

To find out more, please visit The Palm Springs Art Museum website.

 

Indian Canyons - Coachella Valley, CA

Spanning across most of the Coachella Valley, these incredible pieces of Native American land are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. Many hiking trails with beautiful views and oases scattered throughout. This is a fabulous spot for the casual hiker and hobbyist alike. Rivers flowing throughout and serene atmospheres for the whole family to enjoy.

To find out more, please visit the Indian Canyons website.

 

Moorten Botanical Garden - Palm Springs, CA

A dream come true for the plant lover, with spectacular cacti, flowers and trees of a wide variety of species. The Moorten family, local desert plant life specialists turned their place of residence into a living museum full of desert lore. There's something for everyone at the garden, including beautiful crystals, gold mine relics, ancient fossils and even cute turtles.

To find out more, please visit the Moorten Botanical Garden website.

 

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Palm Springs, CA

With spectacular views of the valley below and a vast wood to explore, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is a world famous experience that takes you over 10,000 feet onto Mt. San Jacinto's peak. Fine dining and entertainment await at the top of the mountain at the Tramway station, and the cable care ride is an adrenaline-pumping and fun experience.

To find out more, please visit the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway website.

 

McCallum Theatre - Palm Desert, CA

Built as a state-of-the-art performance center, the McCallum Theatre was built with the purpose of enriching the lives of Coachella Valley residents and travelers alike by making the performing arts available to as many as possible. The McCallum Theatre has been praised as one of the country's finest presenting theaters by audiences, entertainers and peers.

To find out more, please visit the McCallum Theatre website.

 

Wet 'N Wild Water Park - Palm Springs, CA

Fun for the whole family awaits at Wet 'n Wild Water Park! Ten fun-filled attractions bring endless fun and thrills to visitors young and old, and the refreshments stand always provides delicious food and drink. And you can always take a load off and relax on the 600-foot long Sunset River, or for the more daring, take on the 7-story high Tidal Wave Tower for a real adrenaline rush.

To find out more, please visit the Wet 'n Wild Water Park website.

 

Palm Springs Air Museum - Palm Springs, CA

The Palm Springs Air Museum is dedicated to educating the public about how Air Power helped to maintain our liberty and way of life in America. Preserving, exhibiting, and even flying aircraft from as far back as World War II, and giving tours of the inside of these incredible birds. Many of the docents are veterans who share their experiences and sacrifices for the education of future generations of Americans.

To find out more, please visit the Palm Springs Air Museum website.

 

Lake Cahuilla - La Quinta, CA

Located at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains in Old Town La Quinta, Lake Cahuilla Park offers an incredible camping experience. With fishing, horseback riding, hiking and more, it provides a vast amount of fun and enjoyment for all to enjoy. The cascading lake is the highlight of this adventure, spanning 135 acres, it is perfect for boating and fishing.

To find out more, please visit the Lake Cahuilla park page.

 

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival - Indio, CA | ANNUAL EVENT

Save the dates! This festival only appears through 9 days of the year! February 12-21 you can enjoy the many venues and attractions this festival has to offer. This event is dedicated to providing residents of the Coachella Valley and visitors alike a unique and amazing experience. Enjoy delicious fair food, fun rides, petting zoos, live shows and more at this "once in a blue moon" event!

To find out more, please visit the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival website.

 

Rock 'N' Roll MiniGolf - La Quinta, CA

Indoor minigolf exists, and it's right here in La Quinta! Experience minigolf like you've never seen it before, with a 70s and 80s rock twist! Blacklights illuminate the floor and holes with vibrant color. Iconic themes and bands loom every inch of this awesome rock and roll themed course! Plus an arcade and food area to unwind. Fun for the whole family!

To find out more, please visit the Rock 'N' Roll MiniGolf website.

 

Zombie Walk - Palm Springs, CA | ANNUAL EVENT

A zombie hoard is invading Palm Springs during Villagefest every last week of October. Hundreds of zombies will shamble up Palm Canyon drive in search for flesh. Walk among them yourself and get the full zombie experience simply by dressing up as a zombie and be sure to attend the various halloween events and contests taking place during Villagefest as well!

To find out more, please visit the Zombie Walk website.

 

Festival of Lights Parade - Palm Springs, CA | ANNUAL EVENT

Signature floats, beloved characters and tons of Christmas spirit. The Palm Springs Festival of Lights parade is a yearly tradition presented by Palm Springs. Held on the first Saturday of every December since 1992. This year it's December 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM as the sun begins to set. Come see beautiful floats adorned with spectacular lights and familiar faces!

To find out more, please visit the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade website.

 

Candy Cane Lane - Cathedral City, CA | ANNUAL EVENT

Candy Cane Lane is a short-lived community event in which the neighborhood of Minerva Road running through the last week of November to January 1. Many come to see the amazing decorations on the homes of dedicated Christmas fanatics. Giant light statues, amazing light shows and even a fire truck decked out with Christmas cheer.

To find out more, please visit the Candy Cane Lane website.

 

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